Chris Minnich

Chris Minnich is the Chief Executive Officer of NWEA, where he focuses on helping teachers use assessment data to ensure all students in the public education system – regardless of background – graduate prepared for college, careers, and life. His experience includes working with states to upgrade their standards and assessments, transform educator preparation programs, design new approaches to teaching and learning, and implement and sustain promising reforms across the country. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Washington, Seattle, as well as a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Fund for Portland Public Schools, as Co-Chair on the Oregon Business & Industry Education Committee, and is a member of the University of Oregon President’s Diversity Committee.

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